Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sabbath, August 12th, 2017

Here is a little look at this past weekend at OCC.

It is always nice to see this room full of happy children along with a happy teacher. 

The song was about ?   Do you know?  Can you figure it out?  The children sure do enjoy the little puppets that go along with the larger ones. 

Little visitor to OCC.  She came all the way from Waterloo, Ontario.  I think she liked seeing the animals and the songs too. 

Her face is just right for the skunk song.

Sitting with Grama at the organ for a little bit. 

Pat was able to read a poem of hers again this Sabbath.  It is so nice she is able to come to church again. 

Our lovely group of young missionaries this year.  It was good to be able to chat with some of them during fellowship meal. 

camp meeting at Hope 2017 Reach Out Part 1

Reach Out was the Theme of Hope Camp Meeting 2017

There was an unfortunate change of plans with David Ashcherick having to go back to Australia ( he was already in the USA on his way to camp Hope) but thankfully Wesley Torres, the BC conference president, made some calls and soon ( on Wed before camp meeting) Lowell Cooper was able to come and fill in with his sermons on the first weekend.

There was a lot of great music and interesting reports and ADRA Sabbath School presentations.

The children's meeting buildings were full of helpful adults (Shannon and Cherri Gerber were two of them) and many many delighted children and parents.

The week was very warm but we did not have any fires or major problems on campus so we thank God for that.

Here are a few photos to have a little look into camp meeting if you were not able to make it this year.

Dr Logan - from Andrew's University - played the organ for Friday evening and Sabbath service.   His improvising skills are quite amazing. 

Seth and friend - watching a special baptism... brother, Levi's.

Levi, ready for his baptism at Lake of the Woods. 

Family and good friends. 

Dr Joe Wheeler helps at the ABC Sunday sale by giving a short report of a book. 

Charles A is back from Africa for a short time.  It was good to see him again and he said his family was there too. 

James Astleford

Special Music singer. 

Wesley Torres praying before Lowell Cooper speaks. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

July 15th 2017

Sabbath School story about the little girl who not only prayed for rain but had the faith to bring her umbrella along. 

So happy to see her each Sabbath at OCC!!! Thanks for your big smile. 

"Fluffy" the puppy in the Children's story.  Thank you, Iris!!

So wonderful to have children in our church service. 

Praise Ye the Lord!!!
Such a talented person on this team.  The Reflections team who had our church service. 
So enjoy hearing him play percussion. 

Great to have Todd in this group too. 

Keith, the leader of the Reflections group... his stories and songs are thoughtful and interesting. 

The flowers in the foyer attracted a bee to church!!
Water bomber on Wood Lake in the early evening.  Please remember all the people displaced by fires this past while. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

May 20th

Look what she made in Children's Corner!!

Don enjoying singing this morning. 

Cheery pansy faces greet us as we arrive. 
Such nice books they made in Sabbath School.  

Guess who? 
Great art work in the Older Kid's Corner downstairs.  

These little brown paper books are really great. 

Reading the Scripture Text 

Thank you bulletin person.  You chose the right photo for this sermon!!

We all appreciate Pastor Bob using illustrations in his sermon. 

Bob W leading the Children's song. 

Giving money for the Children's Offering

Peter playing our lovely special music this morning.  It is such a treat to hear him play his violin!!
Thank you, so much. 

Springtime flowers in boots. 
In the evening the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra shared their wonderful music with us. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 10th 2017

Our church was a interesting place to be this last weekend.

Visitors to have the service and to listen to the service too, and to bring us special music.

Have a look at what all took place.

We so enjoyed Teri R leading the lesson study discussion.  It was excellent.  Thank you. 

Chalk board art in the Kid's Corner 2 

Cute little bee craft Ryder made in SS. 
Singing - My God is So Big 

Handsome little man with his Mummy 

Telling a great children's story.  

How nice it is to have people willing to visit our church and then also play special music for us.  He played and sang two stirring songs.  Thank you. 

Our Pastor... having the scripture and prayer. 

She was our speaker for the morning and it was a thoughtful time.  She spoke on Forgiveness.
Some verses we read together were:  Isaiah 43:25, Psalm 103:12, Psalm 130:3 and 4, Micah 7:9, Isaiah 38:7, Acts 10:43, Ephesians 1:7, Matthew 6:14 and 15, Mark 11:26, Ephesians 4:32.  

New flower arrangement put together by Carol.  It is so fresh and bright.  Thank you. 

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Someone brings such pretty bouquets for us to enjoy.  Thank you. 

Someone did come and play the piano for Sunshine Bands.  Thank you to you. 

He joined in the praise by playing his harmonica. 

Pastor Jim with his guitar at Sunshine Bands.